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WASHINGTON, D. C. _.___ SOCIETY AND GENERAL JANUARY 26, 1944. * i B 15,727 Gallons Of 'Emergency' Gas Allotted D.C. 16 OPA Boards To Start hardship' Rations February 1 The District OPA today allocated 15,727 gallons from the national quota of 3,600,000 gallons of gasoline for distribution by the 16 local ra tion boards during February for Washington motorists whose lack ol gasoline “would cause undue hard ship." The allocation announcement fol lows a national OPA directive yes terday granting local boards discre tionary authority to issue gasoline, subject to quota restrictions, for "limited personal necessity.” Charles K. Davies, acting ration ing executive of the District OPA, said that application for hardship rations may be presented February 1. when the new amendment be comes effective. Will Decide on Merits. The boards, he stressed, have no lists of cases which would warrant issuance of these rations, but must decide each case on its own merit. In addition, the boards have no authority to extend their monthly emergency quota under any circum stances, Mr. Davies said. The official also disclosed that local boards were ordered to check on the issuance of hardship rations. The boards have been instructed to report monthly to the District office the number of issuances as against its quota and also to post lists in each board, accessible to the public, showing the names of persons to whom hardship rations were issued, reason for issuance and the number of gallons allowed. Not Supplemental Ration. Mr. Davies emphasized that the hardship quota was not intended to supplement occupational or special rations. The new order, he said, is designed "solely to provide a means of relief to those persons who do not have a sufficient amount of A gaso line and who are without adequate transportation to transport them to a particular place where their pres ) ence is necessary to meet an emer gency.” No attempt was made, Mr. Davies said, to define the needs of mo torists. which will be left to the local boards. "After careful consideration of each case by a board, if the board decides a real hardship or suffering will result from denial of the ap plication, the board may issue the necessary amount,” the official said. There will be no appeal from the board's action to the District OPA, he added. Board Resumes Probe Oi Maj. Lloyd's Death A board of investigators, appointed to determine the cause of the death of Maj. Calvin A. Lloyd, 55-year-old Marine Corps officer whose body was found in a ravine on the Quantico (Va.) Marine reservation yes terday resumed its inquiry to day. N e i t her offi cers at1 Quantico nor at Marine h e a d q u a rters here had any s t. a t e m ent to make, and it was said that the board's findings would be sent to headquarters for Maj- Lloyd approval before a statement was Issued. There was no hint whether Maj. Lloyd, who was reported missing from his station at Quantico De cember 19. met with foul play or was the victim of an accident. At the time of his disappearance, it was feared he might have been a victim of amnesia. He recently had suffered head injuries In an automo bile accident. Maj. Lloyd, a native of Mount Upton, N. Y., had been a member of the Marine Corps since 1908. He was an expert marksman and had coached rifle and pistol teams in in ternational competition. Both naval and marine officers comprise the board of inquiry. ■ Daily Rationing Reminders Canned and Frozen Foods, Etc.— Book No. 4, green stamps G, H, and J valid through February 20. Stamps K, L, and M will be valid from February 1 through March 20. Meats, Fats, Etc. — Book No. 3, brown stamps R, S, T and U valid through January 29. V now valid through February 26. Points for Fats—Your meat dealer will pay you two ration points for every pound of waste kitchen fats you turn in. Sugar—Book No. 4. Stamp 30 valid for 5 pounds through March 31. Shoes—Stamp No. 18 in Book No. 1 and stamp 1 on the “airplane’’ sheet of Book No. 3 valid now for an indefinite period. Gasoline—No. 8 A coupons good for 3 gallons each until February 8. B, B-l, C and C-l coupons good for 2 gallons each. These coupons will expire on date indicated on individual books. B-2 and C-2 coupons in books issued since De cember 1 are good for 5 gallons each. Tire Inspection Deadlines—For A coupon holders, March 31. For B coupon holders, February 29. Fuel Oil—Period No. 2 coupons, valid now, expire February 3. Period No. 3 coupons, valid now, remain valid through March 14. No. 2 and 3 coupons good for 10 gallons per unit. According to the Dis trict OPA, consumers in that area should not have used more than 53 per cent of their total yearly fuel oil ration as of January 24. ——.whk m « MEMORIAL ESTABLISHED TO WILBUR JOHN CARR—Cla rence A. Aspinwall, Garfield Hospital president, receives a check from Lt. Comdr. Keith Merrill for a memorial room to the late Wilbur Carr, former Assistant Secretary of State and Minister to Czechoslovakia. The ceremonies, held yesterday afternoon at the hospital, were attended by Mrs. Carr and representatives of the §tate Department. The fund was raised by friends of Mr. Carr, who at the time of his death was a member of the Garfield Board of Directors. —Star Staff Photo. Court Test Expected On ICC Order to Cut Potomac Bus Fares Ruling Affects Thousands Of Workers in War and Navy Departments A court fight appeared in the making today in the wake of the( Interstate Commerce Commission; i finding ordering a new system of |reduced trans-Potomac bus fares for; the Capital Transit Co. and three Virginia lines which will affect thou sands of Government workers in the War and Navy Departments. The local company and Arlington & Fairfax Motor Transportation Co., Washington, Virginia Maryland Coach Co. and Alexandria, Barcroft Washington Transit Co. have until March 13 to place the new fares into effect. Meanwhile, there were indications I that one or more of the companies would appeal to District Court. Any court action on an ICC finding of (this sort must be acted on by a ; three-judge statutory tribunal. E. D. Merrill, president of Capital Transit, asserted that while he had not had time to discuss the order in detail with company counsel, "at first sight it appears to me to be something w'hich we must test in the courts.” Three-Point Ruling. Virtually all of the recommenda tions made by the War and Navy1 Departments during hearings last1 summer were granted in yesterday's: report, including the suggestion that! for fare purposes, the Pentagon! Building be considered in the Dis trict. The ICC ruled: 1. That the Capital Transit Co. extend its regular local fare <10 cent cash, weekly pass and tokens), I including transfer privileges, to and t from all points served by the com-1 pany in the District to and from the Pentagon Building. At present, the company operates a shuttle serv ice which costs 5 cents cash after use of token, pass or transfer.' Straight cash fare without prior use' of local facilities is 15 cents. 2. The Virginia lines may con tinue charging 10 cents cash fare to the Pentagon. Navy Annex. Army Air Forces Annex or National Air port, but they shall institute be tween their Washington terminals and the installations served tokens selling three for 25 cents—the same as the District token fare. The Com mission failed, however, to recom mend here a system of passes as suggested during the hearings. 3. That all companies shall insti tute joint fares, calling for a 12 ticket book to sell at $1.60, which would be equivalent to 13Va cents. The book would be used for multi ple trips to the area and would be good on any of the lines. Seven of 10 Concur. The report found seven members of the commission concurring, two dissenting in full and one dissent ing in part. It was noted that Com missioner William Patterson, who presided at the lengthy hearings which opened August 18, was one of two commission members who ; registered a full dissent. ill 13-page xepuri, me COmmiS- ; sion declared, among other things, that it had authority under the Interstate Commerce Act to pre scribe fares between points in the District and the areas involved. In this connection, it observed: "The transit company (Capital) i is not now, although it may have j been in the past, a street electric; passenger railway in the usual j sense of that term. It conducts bus! operations throughout the District i and in adjacent territory, and the total mileage operated by its buses i and streetcars is about the same.” Business Area Extension. Claiming that the nearby Gov ernment buildings were to all in tents and purposes an extension o£ the main business area of Wash ington, the report declared: “This is urban mass transporta tion between points in the District and points in Virginia just beyond the District-Virginia line and is the same in all essential charac teristics as the transportation be tween residential areas of the Dis tzict and commercial and Govern ment establishments in the Dis trict.” Commissioner Patterson held that the ICC was without jurisdiction over any transportation performed by the Capital Transit and that it was further without jurisdiction to prescribe a level of single-line or Joint-line fares dependent on the purchase of moce than one ticket or token at a time. Jewish Group to Meet Plans for meeting its expanding activities will be discussed by mem bers of the Arlington Jewish Com munity Center at a meeting Sunday evening at the Colonial Village Ball room, North Troy street and Wilson I boulevard, Harold C. Wilkenfeld, ' president, announced today. » -t Two More Celebrities Due Here Saturday For Birthday Balls Joan Fontaine and Brian Aherne to Join Other Stars at Parties Joan Fontaine and Brian Aherne, Hollywood stars who are Mr. and Mrs. off the screen, are the latest celebrities announced for appearance at the Presi dent’s Birthday Balls at Wash ington's six lead ing hotels Sat urday night. With Jinx Fal kenburg, former tennis star, and Orchestra Lead ed Guy Lombar do. they will join with other pic ture stars in the city-wide festiv ities to raise money for the benefit of the Jo»n FonU,n* Infantile Paralysis Fund. Red Skelton, John Garfield. Lu cille Ball, Brian Donlevy, Walter Pidgeon, Maria Montez, Jose Iturbi. the pianist-conductor, and others yet to be announced, will arrive here Friday and will be guests of Com missioner John Russell Young at a special broadcast from the District Building in the afternoon. x Mayflower winner scneauiea. After a dinner in their honor at the Mayflower Hotel the same evening, they will make personal appearances at the Earle, Capitol and Howard Theaters, where gala midnight shows for the benefit of the fund are sched uled. Saturday night the Lombardo Royal Canadians tflll play at the dinner dance at the Statler Hotel, and the other stars will make the rounds of birthday balls greeting merry- Brian Ahtrne. makers at the Shoreham. Mayflower. Statler. Wardman Park. Washington and Willard Hotels. Tickets for all dances are on sale at all the hotels participating, while seats for the midnight shows may be obtained at any Loew or Warner Bros.’ Theaters in the Metropolitan Area. Junior Balls Friday Night. Junior Birthday Balls will be held Friday night under the sponsorship of the Boys’ Club of Washington, it was announced today, with proceeds going to the Mile o’ Dimes fund. Midget Co-Ed Club members, 10 to 13 years old. will dance from 8:30 to 9:30 o’clock at the clubhouse at Seventeenth street and Massachu setts avenue S.E. at an admission charge of 10 cents. From 9:30 to 11 >30 o'clock intermediate and senior member will take over. Music for the party, at which an admission charge of 25 cents will be made, will be furnished by Rae Scott’s all-girl orchestra. The Georgetown branch of the Boys’ Club will hold their Birthday Ball at the clubhouse, 2726 Penn sylvania avenue N.W., from 8 to 11:30 o'clock the same night. Motorman Held for Court In Death of Army Chaplain Walter S. Huff, 52, of 1352 Ken yon street N.W, a Capital Transit motorman, was ordered held for Municipal Court action under the Negligent Homicide Act after an inquest yesterday into the death of Lt. Henry Goody, 27, Fort Belvoir chaplain, in an accident on Octo ber 19. The fatality occurred at Four teenth and Upshur streets N.W., when a northbound streetcar oper ated by Huff collided with Lt. Goody’s automobile, going east on Upshur street. Mrs. Reba Goody, 23, the chap lain’s wife, is still in Walter Reed Hospital recovering from injuries received in the accident. In another inquest the coroner’s jury exonerated Charles G. Tolson, 52, of 1825 M street N.E., in the death of Seaman Layton R. Lowery, 37, of 1239 Twelfth street N.W., at tached to the Naval Barracks here. Seaman Lowery was fatally injured by Mr. Tolson's car at Twelfth street and Massachusetts avenue N.W. late Saturday night. Dr. P. C. Jett Elected • PRINCE FREDERICK, Md., Jan. 26 (Special).—The Calvert County Medical Society has elected Dr. Page C. Jett president. Other officers are: Vice president, Dr. George J. Weems: secretiry, Dr. Everard Bris coe, and treasurer, Dr. I. N. King. Public Housing Projects Here Placed on Sale Bids Requested on Eight Developments Costing $53,000,000 Fairlington. McLean Gardens and six other public housing develop ments in the District area—built at a cost of approximately $53,000,000 to house 4,922 families and 2,624 sin gle persons—were offered for sale today by the Defense Home Corp„ as a step toward the agency’s liqui dation. At the same time, the DHC placed on the market 17 other properties located in 13 States and built at a cost of $18,000,000. Herbert Emmerich, DHC president and commissioner of the Federal Public Housing Authority, explained the action was “to take the Govern ment out of a war emergency enter prise that is comparable to private endeavor in the character of its properties and management.” The local properties involved, in addition to Fairlington and McLean Gardens, are: Naylor Gardens, Naylor road and Thirtieth street S.E.. 748 apart ments: completed last July; esti mated cost, $6,800,000. Residence Hall Listed. Meridian Hill Hotel, Sixteenth and Euclid streets N.W., residence hall for 720 women; completed July, 1942; estimated cost, $1,815,000. Lucy Diggs Slowe Hall, 1919 Third street N.W., residence hall for 322 colored women; completed last Jan uary; estimated cost, $800,000. George W. Carver Hall, 211 Elm street N.W., residence hall for 206 colored men; completed last April; estimated cost, $650,000. Twelve experimental balloon or igloo type houses in Falls Church, Va.; estimated cost, $91,000. Fairlington Is Huge. Fairlington, ‘major item in the block of DHC real estate, is a tre mendous development in Fairfax and Arlington Counties. It includes 3,442 apartments and, when com pleted, in about 90 days, will have cost approximately $32,000,000. McLean Gardens, Thirtv-eighth and Porter streets N.W., includes 720 apartments, opened for occu pancy last July, and residence halls for 1,376 single men and women, completed last September. The total cost was approximately $11, 106.000. The DHC emphasized that all the developments, while built to accom modate the influx of defense and war workers, were designed a» per manent community developments. As such, they are distinct from tem porary war housing, which is to be removed soon after the end of the war. No Prices Set. The permanent character of the properties and the rent levels charged led to the decision to place them on the market, the DHC pointed out. No sale price was set on any of the developments. Any offers will be considered, and the sale will be made if the price and terms of pay ment are satisfactory, the agency said. Purchase offers must include guarantees that occupancy will be restricted to essential workers dur ing the war. A National Housing Agency spokesman said it has not befen de cided whether attempts will be made to sell the properties for enough to cover the full development cost. He pointed out, however, that the sale “won't be exactly bargain counter." A spokesman for the DHC, which is a unit of NHA, said it was hoped the sale price would cover “100 per cent of the cast." He added that although it was too early for any definite offers, he had received "plenty of telephone calls already" from persons inquiring about the properties. The 75-acre McLean Gardens site includes 90.000 square feet of unde veloped street frontage, zoned for commercial purposes. This probably will be sold as part of the develop ment, although no definite decision has been reached, it was said. Occupants Favored. In the case of the 12 igloo-type houses in Fairfax County, as well as individual houses in other States, the present occupants will be given first opportunity to buy, unless the development is sold ift its entirety, the NHA said. Apartments and resi dence halls will be sold only as com plete developments. Rents cannot arbitrarily be raised or present occupants forced to move, regardless of the ownership, because the properties come under Office of Price Administration and District rent control regulations, the NHA spokesman said. In effect contending that the properties can be operated success fully by private management, Mr. Emmerich pointed out that the DHC has been operating “more or less like a private management com pany.” It has maintained rents that meet operating expenses, including interest and amortization of the financing loans, and has made pay ments equal to full taxes, he said. Women Voters to Meet The Montgomery County League of Women Voters Stabilization Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Fri day at the Chevy Chase Methodist Church it was announced today. The committee will study ways of improving buying habits. BONDS SOLD AT COMMUNITY RALLY—Participating in the Fourth War Loan Bond rally last night at the Colony Theater, 4935 Georgia avenue N.W., were (left to right, front): Joseph Walker, past commander .of the Fort Stevens American Legion. Post 32; Bess Blafkin, volunteer bond seller; Sidney Hoffman, chairman of Caravan Area No. 6. and Dick Reger of Civilian De fense, who bought the first bond. Joseph Mirabello (left, back) and Charles Berry form the color guard. (War Bond story on page A-2.) —Star Staff Photos. Oehmann, Retired, Returns to District Post February 1 Had Been on Active Duty As Colonel of Engineers Since Early in 1941 Col. John W. Oehmann, who since early in 1941 has been on active duty with the Army Engineers, will; return to his $6,500 post as District building inspec tor February 1, it was reported today. Col. Oeh mann was re tired from the Army because he had passed the age limit of 64. Acting Inspec tor Robert H. Davis will re sume his former position as dep uty inspector, a post he held for some time be- Coi.^o*hm»nn. fore taking the temporary job. Col. Oehmann, who was a mem ber of the District National Guard for years before being called to ac-' tive Army service, had held the post of District building inspector for 17 years. During his tenure, it is estimated he handled about, $400,000,000 in municipal construc tion during the years of Washing ton’s rapid expansion after the last war. Col. Oehmann began his service with the District in 1908 as an em ploye of the Water Department. Before that he was employed as an engineer and designer of struc tural steel and ornamental iron work at Phoebus, Va. He is a graduate of Business High School and, after private tu toring, took a special two-year course at George Washington Uni versity. William H. Turton, 76, District Builder, Dies William H. Turton. 76. Washing ton builder for more than half a century, died yesterday at his home, 6318 Maple avenue. Chevy Chase, Md., after a long illness. A native of Washington. Mr. Turton 54 years ago took over the construction business which his father, the late James E. Turton. originated around 1820. He built and remodeled many well-known homes here, among them the pres ent Villa Mercy, occupied by the Sisters of Mercy. Mr. Turton had been married 53 years to the former Margaret Lo retta Niland, who survives him. He was a member of the Washing ton Board of Trade and of Our Ladv of Lourdes Church in Bethes da, Md. In addition to his widow he is survived by three sons William I. Turton; Henry Gloyd Turton who will carry on the building firm, and James Malcolm Turton, and two grandchildren. Henry Gloyd Turton, jr„ and Dorothy Marie Turton. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Pumphrey funeral home in Bethesda, and mass will be said at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Burglars Steal < Infant's First Birthday Cakes Two birthday cakes, which were to have graced the table at today’s party for the year-old baby of The Star's real estate editor, Fred H. Morhart, jr., were part of the loot of thieves who broke into the kitchen of his home, at 1354 Jonquil street N.W., early this morning. The thieves stole the makings of a complete meal—also taking a can of noodle soup, a smoked shoulder and a loaf of bread—plus a cloth on which to spread it. Bogus Detective Fools Police, But Not Suspicious Cabbie A colored man Impersonating a detective put his head right into the lion’s mouth last night, so to speak, and almost got away with it. He walked into the Women’s Bu reau with a woman "prisoner” in tow, swaggered up to Policeman Dennis P. Manning, on duty there, and introduced himself as "De tective Sergt. Ashe of the 13th pre cinct,” it was charged in Municipal Court this morning, when he was held for the grand jury for imper sonating an officer. Policeman Manning testified that the psuedo detective. Jack Watkins, 43, colored, of 341 Elm street N.W., entered the bureau last night with the %oman and, posing as a mem ber of the Police Department, made inquiries concerning arrests during the night. ■f Displaying mixed emotions of em barrassment and anger, Policeman Manning admitted that he had courteously obliged “the sergeant” with the requested information. Watkins, he said, then departed, taking the woman with him. Police reluctantly admitted today that Watkins might have gotten away with the impersonation had not the driver of a cab which he hailed to take him and the woman to his home become suspicious and notified police. When police arrived at Watkins’ house, the woman told them that he had “airested” her on a morals charge earlier in the evening. On her complaint, he also was charged with assault. A jury trial on the latter charge was scheduled for February 10 In Municipal Court i $17,853 More Allocated To War Fund Agencies Additional allocations totaling $17,853 were approve^ yesterday by the Community War Fund’s Execu tive Committee for agencies whose services have been increased be cause of wartime conditions. The Salvation Army will receive $5,600, the National Catholic Com munity Service, $5,400, and the Metropolitan Police Boys’ Club $6,853. The allotments, recommend ed last week by the fund's com mittee on admissions and budgets, will be drawn from the contingency fund. , Draft Aid Center Details Announced; ! Opening to Be Tuesday Meeting Is Scheduled For Monday Night To Launch Project Details of the operation of the new Draft Aid Center were an nounced today as invitations to the mass meeting launching the center went into the mail. The mass meeting will be held at 8 pm. Monday in the United States' Chamber of Commerce Building, and the center itself will open the next day at. the United States In formation Center, Fourteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue N.W. The Steering Committee for the center, a free service to the fam ilies of prospective servicemen, de cided yesterday to keep the center open from 11 am. to 9 p.m., with three volunteers on duty at all times. Backing up the volunteers, it was announced, will be a staff of three professional consultants who will be on call to handle problems too diffi cult for the volunteers. The con sultants are Mrs. Hazel Frederick son, Mrs. James Brunot and Mrs. Joseph Blandi. When questions cannot be an swered at the center and wives of servicemen have to be referred else where, it was announced, they will be given a referral card telling them where to go and whom to see. The Steering Committee also an nounced that the War Housing Center had assisted in making up a special housing file for the Draft Aid Center. In this file will be kept the names of women anxious to share their homes with the families of other servicemen, and the names of those who want to move in. The share-the-home arrangement is consideeed one of the methods by which wives of drafted men with children can supplement their al lotment checks. Civic Groups Oppose Liquor Application Forest Hills and Wilson School Bodies Protest Representatives of the Forest Hills Citizens’ Association and the Home School Association of Woodrow Wil son High School appeared before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board today to protest granting a liquor license to Kongnan’s Chinese-Amer ican Restaurant at 4469 Connecti cut avenue. They hold granting of the license would lower the residential value of the community and that it would be undesirable to have liquor served in an area near schools and near the Chevy Chase Ice Palace, which they said is frequented by youths and servicemen. Mrs. Leslie B. Wright of the Wood row Wilson Association told the board that while she felt that the restaurant was conducted in an orderly fashion, she was afraid the serving of liquor would prove a "temptation” to minors. It was brought out, however, that the Board of Education had not protested the granting of the license. Among those opposing the license on behauf of the citizens’ association were E. L. Springer, its president; C. A. Burmeister, former president, and Dr. George C. Havenner, veteran civic worker who served four terms as president of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations. Dr. Havenner said he objected to granting of a license to any restaurant in the. neighborhood. Joseph Kaufmann, attorney for the license applicant, Mrs. Mary H. Wong, tried to bring out in his questioning that it was against the law to serve to minors and unfair to assume that such regulations would be violated. Veterinarian gained Special Dispatch to The Star. MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 26.—Dr. Theodore O. Dpwning, Petersburg, has been named to succeed Dr. E. S. Johnson as State veterinarian for this section with headquarters here. Dr. Downing is an alumnus of VPI md the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Johnson, who xhas been here for several years, left this week for Rushville, Ind„ where he will enter private practice. A Lt. James E. Pierce And Pvt. Marshall Killed in Europe Co-Pilot of Bomber Died in Bremen Raid On November 13 Second Lt. James E. Pierce, 26. co pilot of a B-17 bomber, was killed during a raid over Bremen. Ger many, November 13, the War De partment announced today. Fifteen Allied bombers failed to return from that mission. It also was U Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Mar shall, 6112 Sev enth street N.W., have been noti fied by the War Department that their son, Pvt. Robert McCleary Marshall, jr., 21, was killed in ac tion in Italy on December 30. Lt. Pierce was reported missing November 26. He is the husband Df Mrs, Clela I. Pvt. R. M. Marshall. Pierce, 359 Orange street S.E.. a civilian employe of the Army Air Forces in Washington. A native of Quincy. 111., Lt. Pierce formerly was employed bv the War Department in the District. He en tered the Army Air Forces in April. 1942. and had been serving overseas since last July. Pvt. Marshall was employed at Walter Reed Hospital before, his enlistment in May. 1942. He went overseas as a member of a medical battalion in April of last year and was in the landing at Salerno. He was married last February to the former Marguerite Clinton of Brock ton. Mass. Pvt. Marshall attended Roosevelt High School. Besides his parents and his widow, he is survived by a brother, George L. Marshall of Arlington, and a sis ter. Mrs. Charles F. Ricci of Wash ington. Memorial services will be held at 11:15 a m. Sunday at the Albright Memorial Church. Fourth and Rit-I tenhouse streets N.W. Pvt. Marshall, was the first overseas casualty of; the church honor roll of 104 serv icemen. Victim of Robbery Spots Holdup Man Detectives of the robbery squad were questioning Irving Preblube in his jewelry store at 1826 Seventh street N.W. last night, trying to ob tain a closer description of a colored man who held him up last week when the jeweler suddenly shouted: "There he goes! That marine across the street!” Detective Sergts. J. H. Hunt and R. E. Talbot chased and apprehend ed a colored marine sergeant who gave his name as William M. Smith, 19, of 1837 Seventh street N.W., when booked on a charge of robbery. Po lice said he also was wanted by Navy authorities for having overstayed his leave from the Marine base at New River, N. C. According to police. Smith, who was in uniform when arrested, en tered the jewelry store January 18 clad in civilian clothes and a mili tary field jacket and threatened Mr. Preblube with a revolver. He de manded a tray of watches from a showcase, thrust them into a paper bag and fled. Investigating the robbery, police discovered most of the loot in a downtown pawn shop, where the watches had been sold for $4 apiece. They have been recovered. Smith, after arraignment on the robbery charge, was turned over to military authorities, police an nounced. Prince William Soldjer Killed in South Pacific Special Dispatch to The Star. MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 26.—Roy Mitchell Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Patterson of Bethel. Prince William County, died January 4 from wounds received in the battle of Bougainville, according to word received by his parents from the War Department. Mr. Mitchell, who was born near Woodbridge, had lived in the county until he was inducted in 1942. Be sides his parents, he is survived by four sisters, Misses Ada, Marjorie and Elsie Patterson, Woodbridge, and Mrs. Clarence Davis, Dumfries. Save This Newspaper Many paper mills are shut ting down for lack of waste paper to convert into cartons for Army and Navy supplies shipped overseas. Every pound of old newspapers and maga zines is needed. Telephone your nearest school or notify some school child in your block to have your paper picked up. f Dr. Cake Delays Resignation at Gallinger Won't Leave Patients; Dispute Over Guffey Letters Continues The “Guffey letters” still held the limelight in the long-drawn-out Dis trict health row today, while in an other development, Dr. Charles P. Cake, tuberculosis ward chief at Gal linger Hospital, decided to hold off on his resignation so patients might not lack care. Dr. Cake’s dismissal was demanded by a Senate investi gating committee last fall and ha disclosed yesterday that his resig nation had been submitted. In the wake of charges and coun ter charges, further developments are expected late in the week on the unsettled question of how pho tostat copies of two letters of Sen ator Guffey, Democrat, of Pennsyl vania, concerning the assignment of his personal physician to District health work, had become public. Letters Called Confidential. The contents of the letters con cerning Dr. Eugene de Savitsch. one addressed to Commissioner John Russell Young and the other to Commissioner Guy Mason, were brought to light Monday by Mrs. Ruth Buchanan, one of the city's most active civic workers. Senator Guffey issued a statement in which he said the letters were re leased “from the confidential files of the District Commissioners by Com missioner Mason.” Mr. Mason, however, followed this with an explanation that the letters had been photostated, without the consent and knowledge of the Com missioners, by Health Officer George C. Ruhland, and added that contents had been given out by Mrs. Bu chanan. A Denies Ruhlanfl to Blame. Advised of Commissioner Mason's statement, Mrs. Buchanan retorted, "I deny most emphatically that Dr. Ruhland had anything.to do with my knowledge of the letters.” Mr. Mason said the office stamps on the two Guffey letters showed that they had been received by the Commissioners and forwarded to the Health Department. He said that when Dr. Ruhland was asked about the photostatic copies, the health officer admitted he was responsible for their reproduction. When Mr. Mason was asked if his remarks about Dr. Ruhland's part in the episode constituted a repri mand, he replied: "Put your own construction on it.” After a conference of more than an hour yesterday afternoon, at Which Dr. Ruhland was present, Mr. Mason would make no com ment on what had been discussed and Dr. Ruhland declined to talk about the photostating of the let ters. Date Back to July. 1942. The letters of Senator Guffey, dating back to July and December, 1942. concerned the assignment of Dr. de Savitsch for hospital work. The city heads have declined to re lease any portion of the files on the De Savitsch matter. Mr. Mason left the city last night on a long-planned trip to visit his wife on her birthday in North Carolina, where she has been for several months because of ill health. Commissioner Young said no fur ther statements would be forthcom ing on the Health Department until Mr. Mason returned Friday. The department is one of those under Mr. Mason. Chairman McCarran or the Sen ate District Committee said he be lieved publication of the Guffey let ters. which criticized Dr. Ruhland. should not have any influence on the committee as to its actions on the Gallinger investigation report. “Won’t Affect Situation.” "I believe it should not affect the situation one iota,” he declared, adding that this was applicable to either side of the issue about ousters. He said he regarded the Guffey letters as “irrevelant, in competent and immaterial" so far as the Gallinger investigation re port was concerned. Senator Bushfield, Republican of South Dakota, a member of the Gallinger investigating group, said he had recently seen a copy of the Guffey letters but would make no comment on them. As to the ouster recommendations in the report. Senator Bushfield said: “Speaking for myself, I ex pect to press for action, either adoption or rejection." Statement Issued. In a formal statement on his resignation, issued last night, Dr. Cake stated: “On Monday, January 24, I pre sented my resignation from the position of chief medical officer of the tuberculosis division of Gallin ger Hospital, effective April 25, ft44. Availing myself of accumulated an nual leave, this meant that I would leave the hospital on February 1. The acting superintendent of the hospital, Dr. D. L. Seckinger. and Commissioners Mason and Kutz re quested that I reconsider this ac tion, but in the circumstances, I feel that to be inadvisable. How ever, at the request of the Com missioners. I have agreed to con tinue at the hospital temporarily as my departure would leave no one to care for the 215 patients in the tuberculosis division.” Doctors Threaten to Quit.'' Earlier in the day, Commissioner Mason had stated that doctors were ‘threatening to quit” Gallinger be cause of the attitude of the Senate District Committee, particularly aver Dr. Cake and Dr. Joseph Gil bert, head of psychiatry at the in stitution. In discussing his meeting Mon day with the Senate District Com mittee. which is considering the subcommittee report demanding the •emoval of Mr. Mason. Dr. Ruhland ind Dr. Gilbert, Mr. Mason said no igreement was made with the com mittee except to ‘see that Gallinger Hospital was made to function “as it should,” and that a copy of the report of three doctors investigat ng the psychiatric ward would be ;urned over to them when ready. The doctors investigating the yard are Dr. Winfred Overholser, lead of St. Elizabeth's; Dr. Samuel W. Hamilton, of the Public Health 3ervice, and Dr. Frederick Parson* if New York.